LOCAL ONGOING MISSION
- Community Lunch Bunch
- The Giving Tree
NEXT STEP MINISTRIES
Next Step Ministries has partnered with Avon Lake Presbyterian Church and Lorain County’s Neighborhood Alliance organization. Neighborhood Alliance has been compassionately caring for Lorain County since 1927, focusing on strengthening the community by helping low-income and many elderly residents meet their basic needs. Avon Lake Presbyterian Church provides support and shelter for over 500 missionaries that participate in the Next Step summer mission program. It was the vision of ALPC to reach out to our neighbors that are otherwise unable to tend to their own needs. After meeting with Next Step Ministries, we never looked back. The last three summers were a huge success and we hope to build upon those successes in the Summer of 2016!
National and InterNational Mission
Senior High Mission
Avon Lake Presbyterian Church is building a strong tradition in Senior High Mission.
In 2012, ALPC sent 25 missionaries to Lexington, Kentucky.
In 2013, we sent 50 missionaries to Knoxville, TN.
In 2014, 50 missionaries visited and served the residents in Braxton County, West Virginia.
In 2015, 50 dedicated Senior High missionaries eagerly served in the Lexington County community in South Carolina.
In 2016, 30 Senior High missionaries eagerly served in the urban areas of Milwaukee, Wisconsin! The coming summer, many Youth and Adult missionaries will be serving in Long Island, New York.
Mission Trips to Nicaragua and Guatemala
Each year in the fall ALPC generates funding for some of our members to head down to Guatemala or Nicaragua to help a sister church and community in need.
2016 Guatemala Team
Paul Haggerty and I, Kathy Leopold, will be traveling to Guatemala from April 17-25, 2016, to help on a medical mission to the indigenous people of that country. Thank you for your donations to fill 15 backpacks with supplies needed by 15 midwives who serve the region we will travel to. Paul and I thank you for your kind donations and of course your prayers as we travel to this third world country. Mil Gracias!
Jimmy's Summer Mission Trip 2015
This summer, I will be going to Ocean City, NJ with CRU on a 12-week Summer Mission Project along with 100 other college students around the country. The main purpose of this summer mission project is to establish and build their confidence in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Preparing for this experience has already been a huge step of faith and I’ve seen God at work in my life as I go about raising support to make this a reality. James 5:16 tells us that “the prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working,” which is so beautiful. Would you please be praying for me as I continue to gather funds and embark on this spiritual journey?